2020 Top Beverage Carriers

2020 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Top Beverage Carriers

Ranksort descending Company Tractors
1 PepsiCo North America Beverages 9,100
2 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United 1,437
3 Reyes Beer Division 1,340
4 Reyes Coca Cola Bottling 931
5 Swire Coca-Cola USA 838
6 Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution 795
7 Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 721
8 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 687
9 Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast 677
10 Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 611
11 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 598
12 Columbia Distributing 452
13 Pepsi Bottling Ventures 355
14 Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 287
15 JJ Taylor Distributing 205
16 Breakthru Beverage Group 183
17 Nestle Waters North America 182
18 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. High Country 155
19 Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Co. 150
20 Odom Corp. 141
21 Chesterman Co. 137
22 Clark Beverage Group 125
23 Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 118
24 Virginia Eagle Distributing 100
25 Upstate Niagara Cooperative 91
26 North Florida Sales 89
27 Republic National Distributing Co. 84
28 Sacramento Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 75
29 Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Hickory, N.C. 71
30 Gulf Distributing 64
31 Pepsi MidAmerica 61
32 Pepsi Cola Newburgh Bottling Co. 60
33 Canada Dry Potomac Corp. 53
34 Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New York 52
35 Brown Bottling Group 48
35 Long Beverage 48
37 Western Wyoming Beverages 47
38 Anheuser-Busch Sales of Washington 45
39 Quality Beverage 40
40 Birrell Bottling Co 34
41 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Corbin 33
41 Anheuser-Busch Distribution of New York 33
43 Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of New Haven 30
44 Shore Point Distributing 28
45 Lane Sales 27
46 Corwin Beverage Co. 26
47 Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawaii 23
47 House of Schwan 23
49 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. (Virginia) 22
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Extras
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The oilfield service firm has cut staffing to 11-year low amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Americans have turned to cooking at home and buying in bulk, with restaurants closing across the country causing a shift in food demand.
Top 100 News
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Werner Reports Q2 Revenue of $569 Million

Werner Enterprises truck

Werner Enterprises reported declines in second-quarter revenue and net income during what the company’s leader said was one of the toughest business environments it has ever confronted.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Ryder Posts Q2 Net Loss, Revenue Decline

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A net loss and a drop-off in revenue marked Ryder System Inc.’s second-quarter results.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 29, 2020
Business, Top 100

Saia Posts Decrease in Q2 Profit, Revenue

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Profit and revenue declined during the second quarter at Saia Inc. as the company dealt with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 29, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Reports Profit, Revenue Gains for Q2

U.S. Xpress truck

U.S. Xpress Enterprises’ net income and revenue increased during the second quarter, the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based carrier reported July 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Current Stock Prices for Trucking, Logistics Companies

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Same-day data for publicly traded trucking and transportation stocks in the truckload, less-than-truckload, package, logistics and leasing categories.

July 29, 2020
Business, Top 100

TFI Profit, Revenue Fall Due to Impact of COVID-19

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TFI International Inc. posted declines in profit and revenue for the second quarter but said business is starting to rebound.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 28, 2020
Business, Top 100

USA Truck Reports Q2 Revenue of $123.7 Million

USA Truck

USA Truck saw second-quarter revenue and net income decrease compared with the prior year, the company reported July 27.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Invests $40 Million in Columbus Hub Expansion

Forward Air truck

Forward Air Corp. is expanding the capacity of its national hub in Columbus, Ohio, by approximately 30%, the company announced July 27.

July 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Pandemic Forces Some Fleets to Furlough Drivers, but Others Have Been Quick to Hire Them

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As the coronavirus pandemic took hold, it disrupted freight demand in many segments of the economy, forcing some carriers to furlough drivers while others were quick to hire those furloughed drivers as a way to swiftly onboard experienced commercial vehicle operators.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
July 27, 2020
Business, Fuel, Top 100

Schlumberger Shrinks Staff to Lowest Since Pre-Shale Era

Oil pumpjacks stand outside Odessa, Texas.

Schlumberger Ltd. posted its weakest sales in 14 years and is cutting one-fifth of its workforce while warning that new waves of COVID-19 could derail the nascent recovery in global energy demand.

David Wethe | Bloomberg News
July 24, 2020

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